Education Programs: Humanities Initiatives at Community Colleges

Period of Performance

4/1/2016 - 5/31/2019

Funding Totals

$97,406.00 (approved)
$75,897.55 (awarded)

Community College Humanities Education and Local Engagement

FAIN: AE-248001-16

J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College (Richmond, VA 23228-2327)
Jane E. Rosecrans (Project Director: August 2015 to November 2019)
Stephen Brandon (Co Project Director: March 2016 to November 2019)

A three-year project involving a series of curricular development activities that would incorporate the resources from local historical and cultural institutions in Richmond, Virginia, into humanities courses at J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College.

The proposed project would strengthen teaching in community college humanities courses by developing best practices for fostering relationships with and incorporating resources from local historic sites, art museums, cultural institutions, and religious organizations. Eight faculty Fellows from Reynolds in history, literature, art, humanities, and religion will work collaboratively throughout the project to help each other develop and disseminate local humanities resources, interdisciplinary approaches, assignments, and content--all aimed at strengthening humanities instruction, content, and transforming the engagement between students, faculty, and the local community. Fellows will work with local Scholars, who will present seminars on Richmond history (including women’s and African-American history), local art, literature, culture, and religion followed by visits to local organizations and institutions.

Associated Products

NEH Grant Kickoff Event (Blog Post)
Title: NEH Grant Kickoff Event
Author: Derric Cushman
Abstract: Reynolds Community College faculty, staff and guests gathered at the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Grant kick-off event June 28th. The event was held in celebration of Reynolds receiving the Transforming Community College Humanities through Local Engagement grant. Reynolds was chosen as one of 12 U.S. community colleges to be awarded the three year $100,000 grant from the NEH.
Date: 07/05/16
Primary URL:
Blog Title: Reynolds awarded $100,000 National Endowment for the Humanities Grant
Website: Reynolds Community College